Fox News reporter John Roberts was caught on a hot mic in the White House briefing room discussing the Coronavirus mortality rate.
Roberts can be seen walking into a press briefing room and telling a technician to take off his face mask. Because, according to him, a recent study has just revealed that the Coronavirus death rate is only 0.1% to 0.3%, which is even less than the flu.
“USC and LA public county health came out with a study that found that there’s 7,000 cases in Southern California but they really believe that there are between 221,000 – to 441,000 people who are infected,” John Roberts said to the technician.
The technician appeared so surprised by the stats that he even asked, “So it was a hoax?”
“No, I don’t believe it was a hoax,” Roberts said.
The video was released on Twitter, and you can watch the whole thing below.
Well, what do we have here? pic.twitter.com/6HKGEsRDSK
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The study that Roberts was referring to was conducted by the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which reportedly tested more than 860 people deemed representative of L.A. County.
“It is believed to be as many as 442,000 people in LA County may have been infected, which suggests two things — it suggests that you have a lot more people out there who could be spreading the virus, but it also suggests that the case fatality rate is more in line with the 2017-2018 flu than what we’ve seen in other areas of the world,” Roberts recently stated in press conference at the White House.
This data shows that the virus isn’t nearly as deadly as the liberal media would have you believe. The stats are pretty clear about that.
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